Archive | July, 2012

Sleeping is for the birds….or is it?

Several months ago I noticed that my father had a little extra spring in his step. After years of sitting on the sidelines, he re-joined the competitive ball games at family gatherings and played with the grandchildren for hours. Something was up. There were no signs of midlife crisis and he hadn’t changed his routine, […]

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Cake with a side of OJ

There are plenty of ways to work smarter instead of harder, but sometimes it takes a little bit of elbow grease to get the job done. What happens when hard work and smart work come together? Ingenuity and hard work are responsible for things like the ancient Egyptian pyramids, some of which took up to 80 years […]

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Ten OTHER things to help maintain your health

  Just like you, I’ve read a lot about how to become, and stay healthy. It’s usually: eat right, control your weight, avoid stress, and exercise (all the stuff we love right! :)). It is great (and very true) advice that you cannot go wrong with. But it was kind of fun to stumble across […]

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One Hot Mama

  I wish I was sitting on this beach, soaking up the sun and sipping on pina coladas.  Instead I’m here, sweating through ridiculously hot, 100-degree days. I’m pretty sure that I picked the worst summer to be pregnant.  Combine the record-high temperatures with the fact that my A/C decided to stop working, it’s amazing […]

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Making Exercise Fit In

  This one is for all you mothers out there. Wouldn’t you agree that the only “mom-things” that get done without serious kid drama are those that are interruptible? Take dishes for example. Dishes can be done in spurts. Put a dish in the dishwasher, hand wash a big bowl, and then stop any time […]

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